How To Prepare For Baby

Great for first-time moms, or moms who need a little refresher, these invaluable tips will help you get ready for your little one's big arrival.

An Open Letter to Second-Time Moms

There is something about finding out you’re pregnant for the second time that brings with it a whole new batch of worries. You’re not a complete novice at this parenting thing, because you already have one kid, but the idea of balancing being a mom to two…well, that just seems like a whole new ball game filled with extra challenges. Believe me…I’ve been there. I currently have a two-and-a-half year old and an almost 3-month-old, so I know these fears well, and I thought it might be helpful to write an open letter to all of you mamas out there who are waiting on that second baby to arrive.

An Open Letter To Second Time Moms

5 Things I'm Looking Forward to Post-Pregnancy

I’m only just barely into the second trimester, so maybe it’s too early to be thinking about post-pregnancy, but as I was lying in bed the other night, trying to get comfortable, I started thinking about things I love about that first day or two after your baby is born.

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New Baby

4 Ways to Prepare for a Baby on the Move

I knew this day would come, but I didn’t know how soon. Macks is officially mobile. Although he’s not crawling yet, he’s definitely on the move. From rolling around all over the floor to getting up on all fours and lunging himself forward, he can get from one place to another in no time. Soon enough, all of the days of easily putting him on his activity mat and running into the kitchen to quickly grab something are no more. Baby life is about to get a little bit more interesting.

5 Things on My Dream Baby Registry

I am so thankful that baby registries exist, because without one (along with the generosity of friends and their hand-me-downs!) we wouldn’t have had many of the important baby gear items we needed for our daughter when she arrived. Swaddle blankets, bottles, binkies, and even diapers were all given to us, and it was wonderful!

With our second child, I didn’t register, because we already had most of the things we needed, but if I were creating a dream registry wish list, there are a few unconventional things I would include…

5 Things On My Dream Baby Registry

5 Ways Siblings Can Help with the Baby

Thanks to Disney Baby for sponsoring this post and giving me Huggies Little Movers diapers for free. 

One of the great things about having two other children around is their desire to help me with Macks. My oldest daughter is always asking how she can help me with her brother. She’s not old enough to do the big stuff, but there is a lot that she can help me with. I love getting them involved with their little brother. Not only is it a great way to help build their relationship, but it also is a great way to teach them responsibility. Check out some of the ways that I get them involved in helping me with their little brother. 

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